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Table 3 Characteristics of sub-Saharan African international medical graduates in the United States by graduation year cohort

From: The migration of physicians from sub-Saharan Africa to the United States of America: measures of the African brain drain

  1969 or earlier 1970–1979 1980–1989 1990–2000 OVERALL
Number 720 1167 2268 1179 5334
Currently in residency (%) 0 2.3 17.6 59.7 21.2
Gender (% male) 90.0 86.5 76.7 66.3 78.3
Generalists (%) 19.0 28.3 47.8 57.9 41.9
current practice location:
Urban (%) 95.3 94.1 93.7 95.7 94.4
Large rural (%) 2.4 3.3 3.6 2.6 3.1
Small rural (%) 1.7 2.1 1.8 1.1 1.7
Isolated rural (%) 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.7
  1. Note: includes residents.
  2. Source of data: American Medical Association: Physicians' professional record (AMA-PPD) 2002.